December 8, 2006, Newsletter Issue #107: Duration of Treatment

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The following should be continued for 2 weeks after all symptoms of thrush are gone: vinegar rinse for nipples, antifungal cream,acidophilus for mom and baby,garlic and/or Echinacea,vinegar rinse for diaper area, Nystatin or Lotrimin ointment for diaper area, or if you run out, Desitin or Balm-X ( zinc oxide) will do.Avoid the use of anti-bacterial soaps, which destroy healthful bacteria. Also if your water is chlorinated, fill a pitcher with water and let it sit for 12 hours lightly covered and the chlorine will be dissipated.

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